Category Archives: Our Gear

The gear we have purchased to support our RV lifestyle.

CRC Power Lube Industrial High Performance Lubricant with PTFE

If your RV has slides, they require periodic maintenance. As I mentioned in this post (with video), I used this product to lubricate the gibs on all three of our slides and it made a huge difference. Check your slide manual to see if this product is good for your slides, ours is a Schwintek system, as featured in the video.

TireTek Truck-Pro Dual Head Tire Pressure Gauge, Heavy Duty – 160 PSI

RV tires are a big deal. Take a look at any forum and you will see horror stories from people who have had blowouts. Making sure your RV tires are properly inflated is a must and doing this means you have to have a tire pressure gauge. It’s a snap to check tire pressure with this gauge. I confirmed we are at our desired pressure by having our coach weighed on the way home from our last trip and by looking up the recommended pressure for our load on the tire manufacturer’s tables.

Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C

I have heard numerous stories on RV forums about protecting your RV from low/high voltage and surges. Since you never know what the state of the electrical connection is at a campground and, especially during the summer months where thunderstorms can pop up, we wanted to feel safe that these situations would not damage the appliances and electronics in our new coach. Our coach uses 50amp service, so if yours doesn’t, you will need to purchase the correct one for your RV.

Camco 40631 EVO Premium Water Filter

Clean water should be everyone’s concern when they are using water in a campground. If you want to drink water from the faucet in your RV, I suggest purchasing a water filter. There are disposable models available that work for a certain amount of gallons and there are cartridge models available where the cartridge can be replaced when needed. We started with a disposable model and just recently purchased this cartridge model. The advantage of a cartridge model is that it will help sanitize your fresh water tank and the water lines in your RV. Check your owner’s manual. Ours tells us how much bleach to use for each gallon of water.

Sleep Master Deluxe Memory Foam 8 Inch RV/Camper/Trailer/Truck Mattress, Short Queen

Unfortunately, the mattress that came with our coach was an innerspring that was way too hard for us. We are used to a memory foam mattress at home and found this one for a reasonable price. We have slept two nights on it and so far, it is exactly what we are used to. I will update this post as we spend more nights on it.

On The Go OTG4-DBLSOFT-Portable 16,000 Grain RV Water Softener

I have heard about minerals like calcium that build up in the hot water heater of a RV over time. We deal with the same issue in our home with hard water, so we know the issues that water with lots of minerals can cause. I was a little skeptical about how effective a portable water softener would be, but after our first use during our stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground, I am a believer. Taking a shower was amazing with the soft water this unit gave us. To recharge it takes only two regular sized boxes of table salt. It really is an amazing product.

Camco 43051 20′ Sidewinder Plastic Sewer Hose Support

Leaving your sewer connection hose laying on the ground is not the best solution. Depending on the grade of the ground it is sitting on, the hose could end up backing up because it is not naturally sloping downward into the sewer connection. You can take care of up to 20′ of hose using this useful support.

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector

We bought this water filter as an inexpensive way to clean the water coming into our coach from campground spigots. We eventually went with a cartridge type filter, but this one served us well when we used it. It comes with a short piece of hose with a spring on the end to help stop kinks in the hose. A great value.

Scott Rapid-Dissolving Bath Tissue, Toilet Paper, 4 Rolls, Pack of 12

Toilet paper is a necessity, obviously. But you can’t just put any toilet paper in your black tank, you need the rapid dissolving kind. There are many brands out there, we just happened to get this because we used to use Scott for many years.